16 DANISH SINFONIETTA

, Start Time: 13:00, End Time: 14:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

The Danish Sinfonietta (Randers Kammerorkester) was established in 1945 and is Denmark’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Under their Scottish conductor, David Riddell, they have given performances all over the world and, after a highly successful appearance at the 2013 Festival we are delighted to welcome them back.

Randers Kammerorkester
David Riddell Conductor

Carl Nielsen Little Suite for Strings Op. 1

Anders Nordentoft City of Threads

Franz Schubert Fantasie in F minor D.940 (arr. Allan Gravgaard Madsen)

Nielsen’s Little Suite is a charming early work filled with beautifully crafted music including the classic waltz middle movement. Nordentoft is one of the younger Danish composers and this work spins urban landscapes and still city soundscapes from which backdrop emerge simple melodies. The programme ends with a brilliant arrangement of Schubert’s lyrical and dramatic piano duet that transforms the original piano score into orchestral textures almost as if the composer himself had planned it.

Tickets £20, £15, £10 Concessions £15, £11, £8

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St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

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St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

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